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Easy Baby Onesie FREE Pattern

I made the adorable crochet baby onesie for my granddaughter Harper, I had to make one for her twin brother too!  My problem was how could I make the onesie more boyish and not so girly girly.  My answer is buttons!  Instead of using crochet ties or ribbons I would use buttons. Button embelishments are really in right now.  You can find some really cool buttons at the sewing/craft department of Walmart, and other craft stores.  I had to modify the pattern just a bit to accommodate button ...

17 DIY Fun & Inexpensive Teacher Gifts – FREE Printables

Hooray!  Summer's almost here!  I'm pretty sure the kids already have their plans for this year's summer vacation, and their teachers are looking forward to a well earned break. Our kids' teachers are probably the some of the most under-appreciated, underpaid, and overworked people in today's workforce.  Most of the teachers I know take on this challenging profession because teaching is their passion. They must be passionate and patient, after all they just spent a school year dealing ...

Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable

Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th.  If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast. Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...

Baby Onesie – Free Pattern

I saw this cute baby onesie on Pinterest it had a free pattern.  I just had to make it for my baby granddaughter Harper.  Of course I added my own touches such as the button, applique, and ruffles; after all Harper is our little princess. The free pattern from Bev's Country Cottage is very easy to follow.  It's a great pattern for beginners! I made the basic baby onesie using orchid colored yarn from Red Heart following the pattern then added the ruffle around the legs. I added the ...

Crocheted Baby Flip Flops

Yarn left over from other projects always makes me crazy!  If I put it away I always forget I have them and end up buying even more yarn.  I try to find small projects to utilize left over yarn as soon as possible. It just so happened my youngest daughter sent me a photo of a pair of baby flip flops she saw in a small store in Tombstone, Arizona.  She wanted to know if I could make them, she was reluctant to pay $13 for something that wasn't very functional. I promised her I'd look for ...

Turtle Photo Prop – Free Pattern

I saw this cute crocheted Turtle Photo Prop online and decided to make them for my twin grandbabies.  The pattern is for newborn size and I had to adapt it to fit the babies who were born 6 weeks premature and weighed barely 4 pounds each.  Both babies have gained weight rapidly and are doing great! I also added the flowers for baby girl Harper.  Just make whatever flower you want and stitch it onto the shell and beanie. The Turtle Photo Prop pattern on stitch11.com by Corina is very ...

Monster Spray to Vanquish Bedtime Fears – Free Printable

A couple of years ago when my grandson Devon was 4 he developed a fear of sleeping in his own room.  He claimed there were monsters in his room just waiting to get him.  Bedtime became a nightmare.  Many nights we'd find him sleeping in our bed.  Other nights he'd sneak in to his brother's room and curl up on the floor. We tried night lights and leaving the door open.  I'd even stay in his room until he fell asleep, but he'd wake up in the middle of the night and move to a ...

Sherbet Easter Basket

It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren.  I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive.  But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart. The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart.  It’s color is called Sherbet.  When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket. This ...

DIY Stenciled Easter Basket

The other day I was looking for Easter baskets at Walmart.  There was no shortage!  They had Easter baskets in all sizes, materials, styles, and prices.  They ranged any where from $0.88 to over $5.00, and that's just for the basket.  As to be expected the fancier the basket the more expensive it was.  Well I didn't want to pay more that $5 for a cute little basket that had hundreds exactly like it, and of course the cheap plain ones just wouldn't do.  So I thought why not buy a cheap ...

DIY Football Post for Your Backyard or Football Party

We're having a Football themed party for my grandson Devon's 9th. birthday next month.  It's being held at our neighborhood rec field so the kids will have plenty of space to run and play. One of the games planned for this event is an obstacle course and we thought it would be fun to have a football post! Unfortunately the rec field doesn't have  full size football posts and I have no intention of spending any money to buy one.  (Yes there's a plastic football goal set available from ...